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We have Continuous Integration and we have Continuous Deployment, but what's continuous across all of what we do is people. Even when tasks are automated, someone wrote the automation. So, Jayne Groll evangelizes about Continuous Everyone. Jayne is the CEO of the DevOps Institute and the author of Agile Service Management Guide. She talked about Continuous Everyone at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference. She describes it as "about people, culture, and collaboration mapped into your value streams." We all hear about the importance of people, culture, and collaboration, but how well are they integrated into our organizations and processes? Is it in everything we do? Is it inherently continuous? It all starts with culture. The Business Dictionary defines culture as "The values and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an orga... (more)

From Water-Scrum-Fall to #DevSecOps | @DevOpsSummit #AI #DX #Scrum #Serverless #DevOps

As organizations abandon the waterfall method of software development for Agile, many are stuck in what Hasan Yasar terms Water-Scrum-Fall. That is, the organization has not effectively embraced Agile and DevOps principles and remains in silos with no links to business goals. Enter DevOps, an extension of Agile thinking. While Agile embraces constant change and embeds the customer into the process, DevOps embraces constant testing and delivery and embeds operations into the team to internalize expertise on deployment and maintenance. This is how Hasan started his talk, Multi Sec... (more)

Securing Immutable Servers in a Serverless World | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Serverless

Snowflakes are beautiful, unique creations. But, let's keep them in nature. They don't belong in our server infrastructure. Snowflake servers, where every configuration is just a little different, can introduce unnecessary security vulnerabilities and complications. While common in IT infrastructure, in the DevOps realm they are gradually becoming ancient history. At All Day DevOps 2016, Erlend Oftedal (@webtonull), with Blank and head of the OWASP Norway chapter, discussed the benefits of immutable infrastructure practices within serverless architectures. Erlend walked us throu... (more)

Promise Theory and #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #AI #DX #Serverless #Monitoring

Mark Burgess (@markburgess_osl) is a theoretical physicist, but in his keynote at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference, he talked more about economics and human interactives than physics. What does either have to do as the keynote for a conference on DevOps? Well, for a little more background, Mark Burgess is also the founder and former CTO of CFEngine, a configuration management and automation framework, and is the author of Promise Theory. While at CFEngine, Mark worked to apply a theory of how the autonomous agents in software interact with each other. Promise Theory was born.... (more)

Taking #Lambda to the Max | @DevOpsSummit #AWS #Serverless #DevOps

Lambda is the eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet, and it is also the name of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) service that lets you run code without actually configuring a server. Amazon chose the name Lambda because - well, okay, I have no idea. Comment here if you know. Thankfully, you don't need to know that to understand how to utilize Lambda. Matt Williams, DevOps Evangelist at Datadog (@technovangelist) outlined how to setup AWS Lambda at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference in his talk titled Hold the Infrastructure: Getting the Most Out of Lambda. First, to understand what ... (more)